The Shirley Journey is thrilled to partner with Jenny Craig on today's post.
Wow! You guys… I can't believe it's already been 12 weeks since I started Jenny Craig! I had reached a point that I thought I'd never get this weight off, but sure enough, Jenny Craig is exactly what I needed to help me get it done.
After 12 weeks, the scale is reporting I am down 24.8 lbs! That's a lot! Granted, I do have quite a bit to lose, but that's about 1/3 of the way to my goal. I shared two pictures this past week on my personal facebook page and the post got over 100 likes! I found a picture from December 26th, so it's almost an exact 3 month comparison shot. So I'll share it here too.
I have a hard time seeing the difference because I look at myself everyday, but when I look at these two pictures, I can definitely seen a healthier, happier me. That's exactly what I want. I can see an almost oval face again instead of the complete circle that my face had become.
And let's remember. I'm not starving myself to do this. I'm eating. Like, a lot. And it's good food! I've been eating chicken salads, pizza, waffles, and chocolate lava cake! Seriously, what in there sounds like diet food?
I know that some people have luck dieting on their own, but I'm learning lifestyle changes. As a family, we're eating a ton of veggies and trying new things together. While I've never been a fan of stepping on a scale in front of someone else, I don't mind it at Jenny Craig. My consultant is there to cheer me on and sit down with me one-on-one each week to discuss my weight loss. That's what really makes Jenny Craig different, the one-on-one time with a consultant.
This past weekend, we went to Kings Dominion for Opening Weekend and I rode a ton of rides with the kids! If you remember, that was one of my biggest goals and motivation for me: to ride more rides with the kids this summer. It's already happening! That's what 25 lbs does for me!
While at the park, when I saw signs that said 275 lbs, I knew I was good to ride with either of the boys and I didn't have to miss out! I was able to fit on roller coasters and buckle the belts on the kids rides! I cannot even explain to you how amazing that feels! I think for the first time ever, I rode more rides with the boys than Tom did!
I am so excited about what the future holds and know that I am finally going to get back to a healthier, happier version of me. I can see it already!
I'll be sharing later this week about how I make Jenny Craig work for me, a normal mom who still needs to feed the rest of the family. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration.